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Gannawarra Shire Council has helped to develop a free resource to evaluate community sustainability projects that aim to change household behaviours.
As society becomes more concerned with climate change, many organisations and community groups are implementing behaviour change projects to achieve sustainability targets in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions; water use; transport; and waste reduction.
The Evaluation Toolbox is a free resource that provides project officers with the knowledge and skills to measure the effectiveness of their behaviour change projects.
Project officers will be able to plan and design more effective projects, which will increase the likelihood of community members taking action and adopting sustainable behaviours to benefit the environment. Community groups applying for funding grants will be able to use the toolbox to evaluate and measure the success of their project, which is often a key consideration when awarding grants for community projects.
The Evaluation Toolbox is a collaboration between Bayside, Knox and Whitehorse Councils; Gannawarra Shire Council; the Department of Sustainability and Environment; and the National Centre for Sustainability at Swinburne University of Technology.
This project was funded through the Victorian Government’s Sustainability Fund under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.
The toolbox provides best-practice evaluation methods within an informative, user-friendly package including:
The toolbox helps project staff to collect the right information to continually improve project delivery and determine what outcomes have been achieved at the end of the project.
To access the toolbox, visit www.evaluationtoolbox.net.au